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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#28604 closed enhancement (fixed)

Change default robots.txt

Reported by: joostdevalk's profile joostdevalk Owned by: nacin's profile nacin
Milestone: 4.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: General Keywords: has-patch dev-feedback
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In this (2 years old) public service announcement Matt Cutts asks for websites to allow Google to spider CSS and JS.

Recently I've ran into pretty severe ranking problems for two sites that were robots.txt blocking their CSS, I've written about that here. As more and more JS and CSS gets included in and from /wp-includes/js/ and /wp-includes/css/, I think it's wise if we decide to unblock the wp-includes directory.

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functions-robots.diff (429 bytes) - added by joostdevalk 9 years ago.

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Change History (4)

9 years ago


#1 @nacin
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0

#2 @nacin
9 years ago

  • Owner set to nacin
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 28794:

Stop denying wp-includes/* in our default robots.txt.

props joostdevalk.
fixes #28604.

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6 years ago

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